Mike Moustakas’ wife Stephanie Moustakas got a laundry list of florid, hyperbolic adjectives used about her by the old men that married her off at their wedding. Both Mike and Stephanie’s fathers listed so many attractive qualities about her, it’s impossible to think they weren’t pulling them from you know where. Mike’s father used the words “smart, beautiful, strong, brave, tough, warm, confident.” If you took out “beautiful” from the description, I might have mistaken Stephanie for a capable firefighter. The couple have a high-production wedding video that I recently watched. It is begging to be talked about a bit more, not least of all because it uses this insanely euphoric soundtrack that sounds like a time-stretched lullaby by Sigur Rós. I mean, anytime a professional ballplayer has a video like this on the internet, you’ve gotta’ dig in with a bitter sword and even things out.
At the wedding, Stephanie’s dad said into a microphone, “Now Mikey, Mikey smokes, drinks, gambles, chews tobacco, spits, and kind of fondles himself on national TV. But seriously– Mike is not without attributes. You’re a great, great player; a better person.” Dear old dad continues by pointing out that he’s had one girlfriend his entire life (Stephanie). If it works, it works.
Anyway, Mike Moustakas’ wife Stephanie gets really caught up in the emotion of being serenaded by Mike during his vows. He throws out the line “You remind me of the first time I saw you. You have this glow around you. I knew from that day I was gonna’ spend the rest of my life with you”. The man loves his lady.
As you can imagine, Stephanie’s vows were just as romantic and heartfelt. I know Mike’s father joked around about all his bad qualities, but it’s really clear that Stephanie is the brains of the operation. But no matter what – Mike has two rings. One from a wedding, and one from the World Series. Both are pretty sweet.